FPOV is a global Lighting and Audio Visual Design studio formed in 2002 in Sydney and Melbourne Australia. Established with a view to creating integrated environments where both lighting and AV are a fully considered, designed, component of each environment and where light sound and vision enhance a space without imposing upon it through a creative, collaborative process with architects and interior designers.
We are a team of likeminded Lighting and AV Designers from varied creative backgrounds, architecture, interior design, furniture design, theatre design and industrial design. This mixing pot of designers drives a creative lead process with diverse thinking; tackling old problems in new ways to create individual spaces for our clients, which meet there demands aesthetically, technically and economically.
In 2017, with a view to expanding our domestic service, we merged with TDLD, the first independent lighting design studio in Australia, based in the Gold Coast Queensland Australia, founded by Tony Dowthwaite. Following continued growth domestically and internationally, in 2019 we founded our Perth Studio along with a merger between FIREFLY Lighting Design and POV, which saw our studio become truly global in response to the ever increasing demands of our international client base. Our global studio now has offices in Australia, UK, Asia and with representation in Dubai to service our clients in the United Arab Emirates.
Based in the UK, our Global Creative Director Mark Elliott works with and between our studios, ensuring knowledge is shared and collaboration between studios works effectively to deliver the product for our clients. Marks experience covers 20+ years in the lighting design industry and having worked with leading designers such as John Pawson and Marc Neswon and architects including Pritzker prize winners such as Zaha Hadid, Sir Norman Foster and Tadao Ando enables him to provide innovative solutions to the most demanding creative situations.
Since our formation we have completed projects across the globe from Australia, to Afghanistan and everything in between; UK, USA, The Middle East, The Philippines, India, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, New Zealand, Fiji, New Caledonia and Korea. We work across most sectors bringing our direction and philosophy to a varied portfolio of projects. We have a strong emphasis on hospitality and lifestyle environments where lighting and the ambience in a night-time environment, together with the requirements for day to night transitions are key to the success of the projects. The global trends for residential and workplace environments to become more flexible and hospitality focussed, has brought our design direction to projects such as airports and global HQs for commercial clients, where our creative abilities are supported and enhanced by our technical knowledge. We also have extensive experience in heritage projects where sensitivity in the application of light both in design and application are key.
Over the last 17 years we have work on over 1000 projects, across all sectors, this diversity is the secret to our success, enabling us to cross pollinate ideas from one sector to another, ensuring an innovative approach providing our clients with a product that enhances their brand and derives success.
We listen to our clients and are proactive in design discussion, championing the value of collaboration.
In recognition of our approach we have been the recipient of multiple national and international awards. We strive for excellence and continually evolve our skills and direction, embracing advances in technology and staying ahead of trends.
This is THE WAY WE SEE THINGS.